Author Ashwini Shenoy writes about warrior princess of Mahabharata

While the folklore has been narrated from several key character’s point of view, little do we know about Shikhandini, the one who killed Bhishma. She turned the table during the Kurukshetra war between Pandavas and Kauravas. Hers is a role that is less explored by mythology fanatics. Fascinated by her character, author Ashwini Shenoy pens Shikhandini, a fictional/alternative mythology published by Leadstart Publishers. Continue Reading

‘Teracotta tablet dates to Gitopadesham’

“A terracotta tablet depicting a man holding four horses, standing behind a half chariot with a spoked wheel is probably interpreted to be one of the earliest representations of Gitopadesham. The plaque, dating back to 1600 to 300 BCE, is in possession of Jeremy Pine, an art dealer in Hong Kong, which was purchased in Kathmandu years ago,” said CPR Institute of Indological Research director Nanditha Krishna. Continue Reading

Chennai author’s management lessons from ‘Ramayana’, ‘Mahabharata’

When T Jaganathan started reading epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita, little did he know that it will eventually lead him to write a self-help book. A resident of Virugambakkam, he has penned the book, ‘Management Immemorial’, published by Notion Press. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 4: History-cheaters!

Folklore becomes fact, in the modern mind, only with the emergence of hard evidence. As new findings enabled by cutting-edge science and curious seekers confirm ‘beliefs’, the façade of fiction falls off to be firmed up as history. Continue Reading